The real American divide is between the extremists of both parties and the moderate, pragmatic policy preferences of the average American.
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by Joel Kotkin — Today the world’s great cities, such as New York or London, face dramatically changed conditions, notably the rise of remote work, fears from the pandemic, and rising crime.
by Joel Kotkin — As the U.S. population increasingly moves to suburbia, these shifts in population are rewriting the present and future political map.
by Joel Kotkin — Will the woke policies of a Biden administration translate to better lives for minorities? History suggests they could be a disaster.
by Joel Kotkin — As the Biden administration settles in and begins to formulate its agenda, progressive pundits, politicians, and activists point to California as a role model for national policy. If the administration listens to them, it would prove a disaster for America’s already-beleaguered middle and working classes.
Even if Trump is somehow reelected, the wielders of power and influence — will remain deep blue for the foreseeable future. However, progressive policies are failing the working class and minorities they purport to help.
by Joel Kotkin — American politics is increasingly about dueling geographies. Today’s Democrats base is mostly urban, while the Republican base is rural and exurban—but suburbia will decide the 2020 election.
The dreadful death of George Floyd lit a fire that threatens to burn down America’s cities. Already losing population before the pandemic, our major urban centers have provided ideal kindling for conflagration with massive unemployment, closed businesses and already rising crime rates.
by Joel Kotkin — No state wears its multicultural veneer more ostentatiously than California. The Golden State’s leaders believe that they lead a progressive paradise, but Hispanics and Blacks do worse economically in California than elsewhere.
by Joel Kotkin — Pessimism is the mood of the day, but the virus could push America to a better future, rebuilding a more resilient economy and society, one structured around the people here more than on global capital flows.
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